People largely assume that electric cars can’t be that powerful. But that is incorrect. While there are many options that combine both speed, power, and handling, here is the cream of the crop of electric cars om Forza Horizon 5. Prepare to drool.
Long a favorite of mine, the classic two-seater Formula 1 hybrid, the Mercedes-AMG ONE will blow other non-hybrid cars right into last place. It’s one of those vehicles that looks like it can fly, and the Mercedes lives up to that promise.
This powerful hybrid focused vehicle is all about performance and is capable of over 1,000 horsepower with a maximum speed of over 220 mph. It has some tough handling but with the right skills and the right platform, the Mercedes-AMG ONE is incredibly powerful and fun to drive. It doesn’t have the best launch speed which can be the difference between winning and losing in some races. Ultimately, this car can thrive in certain street races, but a drag strip is probably a bad decision if using this car at its stock.
Raesr Tachyon Speed
So if you are one of those guys who thinks one electric motor wasn’t enough, the Raesr Tachyon Speed is powered by six high-quality electric motors that allow this beautiful car to max its speed out at around 240mph, easily one of the quickest electric cars in the game.
The Raesr Tachyon is currently ranked as one of the lightest electric cars in Forza history and you can really feel that when driving it. This sort of lightness does take some getting used to but luckily, if you spin out, the breaking is second to none. Well worth a try, even if it does take some getting used to.
The BMW I8 is a true hybrid supercar – its engine has all the perks of an electric and all the raw power of a combustion engine. However, it often just doesn’t feel as powerful as it could be.
This monster can get from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and has a max speed of 194mph. Not the best but certainly not the worst! Nevertheless, the car has a great launch, a good speed, and a decent acceleration. The only thing it falters on is the breaking – it’s clumsy and frustrating.
You knew that Ferrari had to make the list and the LaFerrari is another incredibly light and agile car that is capable of speeds other diesel cars could only dream of. Unlike a lot of other electric cars, the LaFerrari has incredible handling and breaking as well as some incredibly high speeds.
This sleek beauty can reach 60mph in 2.9 seconds and can reach speeds of between 221-257 depending on the tuning you do on this beautiful vehicle. It’s lighter than the likes of the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder but just doesn’t grasp that speed aspect.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Although this may not be the quickest electric car in the game, the acceleration the Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of is second to none. It can reach 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds and hits 100 in 4.9 seconds.
The Porsche 918 Spyder has great speed that also comes with great handling. It’s an all-wheel drive so you can accelerate quickly, go offroad, and hold your own in most races. It’s also one of the fastest X Class cars in the Forza Horizon series.
Rimac Concept 2
The Rimac Concept 2is an all-electric hypercar is capable of a high speed of around 258mph and almost breathes power. It looks amazing, is incredibly powerful, and is one of the newest cars to be introduced to Forza Horizon 5.
Incredibly, it was only been introduced into the world in 2021, this car is capable of some outstanding driving. With an incredible launch, some interesting handling, and a pretty unrivaled speed this car is a joy and a frustration to drive. Just don’t take it offroad.
Simply put, the McLaren P1 is one of the fastest cars in the Forza series. It is purely excellent to drive. It can get from 0 to 60 in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of a whopping 250 mph. For an electric car, that is beyond anything a lot of players expect.
And guess what? If its speed wasn’t enough, the McLaren P1 has an incredible launch and handling. The P1 very quickly picks up in speed from a standstill or corner exits thanks to tight gear ratios, although it is also prone to a fair amount of wheelspin with the traction control off.